Archive for September 15, 2022

Our Lady of Sorrows at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Granada, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Our Lady of Sorrows: What are Mary’s seven sorrows?

Catholics are invited to contemplate the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a special way on Sept. 15,... Read more

“The Mother of the Great Steppe" by Dosbol Kasymov.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis blesses icon depicting Mary and Jesus as native Kazakhs

Pope Francis on Thursday blessed an icon depicting Mary and the Child Jesus as native Kazakhs, entrusting the Church in... Read more

Pope Francis speaking in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Cathedral on Sept. 15, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis tells Kazakhstan’s small Catholic community ‘being little’ is a blessing

Pope Francis told Kazakhstan’s small Catholic community on Thursday that “being little” is a blessing from God. Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Kazakhstan interreligious congress adopts declaration calling religious pluralism ‘God’s will’

The congress Pope Francis participated in this week adopted a declaration calling religious pluralism an expression “of the wisdom of... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Interreligious dialogue an urgent need, Pope Francis says at close of Kazakhstan congress

In his final remarks in Kazakhstan on Thursday, Pope Francis said interreligious dialogue is an urgently needed path to peace. Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos is surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022. The bishop's detention was cited in a Sept. 13, 2022, U.N. human-rights report.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

UN human rights report on Nicaragua cites ‘attacks on Catholic Church’

The United Nations Human Rights Council released a report Sept. 13 that condemned the regime of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega. Read more

Participants at the outdoor Mass in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Sept. 14, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Leonardo Colon

Catholics in Kazakhstan: few in number but deep in faith

Despite making up only 1% of the country’s population, Catholics in Kazakhstan are devoted to the Virgin Mary. Read more

Jesuit Father David Pantaleón?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cuban dictatorship expels superior of Jesuits from the island

The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Father David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not... Read more

Discussing on the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, the moral degradation of the West, particularly in relation to the advance of legal euthanasia, Pope Francis said the region has taken the wrong path, and that killing should be left “to the animals.”?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: ‘The West has taken the wrong paths’

On the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Pope Francis discussed the moral degradation of the West, particularly in... Read more

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By Edie Heipel

Vote to enshrine same-sex marriage delayed until after midterms

The bill, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, follows the House version that was passed earlier in July.  Read more